Wolf’s Racing Guide – Happy Valley, 13 December

Wolf’s Best

Mister Monte (Happy Valley Race 7, No. 10)

Ex-Australian based gelding who finally turned a corner his last two starts when twice placing second over this course and distance.

He’s yet to win in Hong Kong which on paper is a concern, but he’s only had eight starts and his last two placings suggest he is knocking on the door.

He’s drawn well in barrier 7 so expect Moreira to settle him just behind the speed, before peeling out wide in the straight to chase down the leaders.

Recommended Bet: Mister Monte to WIN.

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Circuit Bets

Telecom Boom (Happy Valley Race 1, No. 9)

Last start placegetter over this course and distance who looks well placed to win here.

His last start was his first this prep stepping up to 1650m and if he can repeat what he did last time out he’ll take beating.

Zac Purton remains on board which adds confidence and if can settle him worse than midfield he should be able to have the last crack at them.

Recommended Bet: Telecom Boom to WIN.

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Raichu (Happy Valley Race 3, No. 3)

David Ferraris trained galloper who put in a career best performance last start when finishing second behind Idyllic Wind over 1000m.

He steps up to 1200m which should suit so expect to see him full stretching out in the straight.

Newly crowned Group 1 winning jockey Derek Leung takes the reins once again and The Wolf is supremely confident he’ll be going on with things here.

Recommended Bet: Raichu to WIN.

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Polymer Luck (Happy Valley Race 5, No. 6)

Ultra-consistent gelding who placed second on six occasions since commencing his Hong Kong career.

Last start he finished third over this course and distance after jumping from barrier 12, where he found himself travelling wide and engaging in a speed battle, resulting in him running out of steam over the final furlong.

He’s drawn barrier 3 for this which should give him every chance to either get himself in the lead or just behind the speed on the rails.

Moreira takes the reins here and it’s important to note that his last win came when he lead, which he is more than likely to do here jumping from an inside barrier.

Recommended Bet: Polymer Luck to WIN.

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Smart Boy (Happy Valley Race 8, No. 10)

Smart Boy was stepped up to 1650m last start which he clearly didn’t enjoy and The Wolf is confident he’ll be much improved dropping back to 1200m here.

Last start he settled at the rear and remained there being beaten by seven lengths in what was a less than impressive effort.

He drops back to 1200m which will suit as he won over this course and distance four starts ago in Class 4.

Expect Rispoli to use the inside barrier by settling him just behind the speed runners early and take running down from there.

Recommended Bet: Smart Boy to WIN.

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Happy Valley

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